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Artists statement.

Romanticism is redefined as the emergence of ecopoetics and as a discourse that opens up critical questions and lines of investigation about our human place in the world.

My paintings signify this desire to be immersed in nature, to transcend separateness, alienation and fragmentation; a return to connection.


Denise McShannon is an Irish artist, living and working in Dublin.

She studied Painting in Belfast, London and Berlin before settling in Dublin.

Belfast College of Art, Foundation Studies

Camberwell School of Art and Design, London

(BA Hons, Fine Art, Painting).
Universitat der Kunste, HDK, Hardenberger Strasse, Berlin (Postgraduate MLitt)

Solo Exhibitions:
2011 Outlaw Studios and Gallery, Cork.
2009 Gallery Juliane, Hundermark, Berlin,
2008 Millennium Court Arts Center, Portadown, N. Ireland 2004 Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin
2001 Hallward Gallery, Dublin

Selected Group Shows;
2023 MERMAID 21 Open. Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.
2023 McKenna Gallery, Omagh
2022 Past, Present, Future, , King House, Boyle Arts
2022 D31 Summer Open, Doncaster UK
2021 D31 Summer Show, Doncaster, UK
2021 RHA Annual Summer Show
2021 ArtBomb., The Cornmarket Gallery, Doncaster, UK

2019 Urgencies’ CCA, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry

2019 Apt Gallery Open, London
2018 Trasna, The Courthouse Gallery and Studios Co. Clare

2018 Green house, Berlin 12099
2017 Firebird” Linen Hall Library Belfast
2017 Weserhalle, 12054 Berlin
2016 ‘Firebird’ Metropolitan Arts Center, The MAC, Belfast

2016 SomosBerlin, Kotbusser Damn 95, Berlin
2015 RHA, Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Summer Show,

2015 SomosBerlin Kotbusser Damn 95, Berlin
2014 Members Exhibition, Broadstone Studios and Gallery

2013 RHA, Royal Hibernian Academy Annual

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